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February 13, 2016

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SLJ’s Starred Reviews | January 2016

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Don’t miss the best of what SLJ’s January stars have to offer: George O’Connor’s latest “Olympians” installment, the adventures of Clementine’s pal Waylon, and Tim Federle’s YA debut.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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The Wildest Children’s Books of 2015

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The Real Age of Children’s Literature Characters

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #4

Top 10 Circulated Picture Books of 2015

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Top 10 Circulated Picture Books of 2015

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #5

One Star Review Guess Who? (#36)

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #6

GOODNIGHT, SOON: The (Questionable) Ethics of a Bestselling Bedtime Book

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #7

The Authoritative Guide to Children’s Books Turned Into TV Shows

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #8

What’s Your Storytime FAIL?

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #9

The Top 10 Piles of Books at My House

Top 10 Posts of 2015: #10

Dismounting the High Horse: My Child Loves a Book I Don’t

The Rest of the Best | Adult Books 4 Teens

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Astute readers of this column may have noticed that several of the books we selected as our favorites of 2015 hadn’t been reviewed here yet. This post is here to remedy that.

Children’s Lit 2015: The Year in Miscellanea

It’s time to take a look back at the year that was in children’s lit miscellanea. (Read previous Year in Miscellanea Posts: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) Doppelgängers of the Year: Momo (from My Cousin Momo) and Richie Tenenbaum (from The Royal Tenenbaums) The resmeblance is striking. Bjorn Borg approves. Hottest Angel: Marcus Marvel from The Marvels The tousled […]

SLJ’s Starred Reviews | December 2015

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From Marilyn Nelson’s sublime poetic reimagining of the Seneca Village to Ruta Sepetys’s latest novel to Douglas Florian’s delightful musings on rabbits, this month’s starred titles are by turns gentle, funny, poignant, and deeply moving.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Top 10 Graphic Novels 2015

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Selected by the Good Comics for Kids bloggers, these graphic novels published in 2015 are the cream of the crop.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Top 10 Latin@ Books 2015

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Tim Wadham, SLJ’s Libro por libro columnist, along with the members the Top 10 Latin@ Books committee, select superlative titles about the Latin@ experience.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Best Adult Books 4 Teens 2015

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Mark Flowers and his team of reviewers selected 22 of the top adult titles published in 2015 to share with teen readers.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Top 10 Apps 2015

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Daryl Grabarek, SLJ’s resident app guru, curates a stellar list of the best educational and story apps produced in the past year.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Top 10 DVDs 2015

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Kent Turner, SLJ’s DVD editor, hand-picked these top-shelf productions that offer educational—as well as entertainment—value.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Top 10 Audiobooks 2015

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These 10 titles, curated by audio editor Stephanie Klose, represent excellent storytelling with exceptional narration and production values.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.